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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204

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Park(ing) Day!


 PARK(ing) Day will take place September 20, 2019!

Reflect on how public space is used in our city, and consider how shared spaces positively impact street activity in Portland. We encourage you to rethink how streets can be used.

What is PARK(ing) Day?

PARK(ing) Day happens across the world in September and gives people the opportunity to re-envision how we use our public spaces. The City of Portland has been participating in this international event since 2006. 

Program Goals

PARK(ing) Day seeks to:

  • Encourage residents, designers, businesses, artists, activists, and community organizations to use their streets for creative placemaking and street prototyping

  • Strengthen community connections

  • Increase awareness about the importance of walkable, livable, and healthy cities


Check out the PARK(ing) Day program guide for more information and program requirements. 

Apply for a PARK(ing) Day Permit

PARK(ing) Day permits are FREE!

Fill out the PARK(ing) Day Permit Application and email it to:

Deadline to apply is September 13, 2019. 

If you have any questions, please contact us at: 503-823-7788 or 


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PARK(ing) Day Permit Application 2019

PARK(Ing) Day permit application

Locations: PARK(ing) Day 2018

Comprehensive list of PARK(ing) Day Participants and locations.

Locations: PARK(ing) Day 2019 Map

Comprehensive map of PARK(ing) Day participants and locations.